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Freezer-Marinated Chicken Breasts

Marinating and freezing affordable boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs from a value pack saves you time and money when you’re faced with a midweek dinner dilemma.

Serves 12
Ready in 40 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
254 calories per serving


> 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
> 1/4 cup olive oil
> 1/4 cup maple syrup
> 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
> 2 tsp garlic powder
> 2 tsp ground ginger
> 1 (4 - 5 lb) pkg boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 5 breasts)


In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oil, maple syrup, vinegar, garlic powder, and ginger. Season with pepper.
Divide chicken among 2 or 3 freezer bags. Divide marinade among bags and seal, pushing out excess air. Arrange chicken breasts flat in freezer to freeze in single layer. When ready to cook, transfer to refrigerator overnight to thaw (chicken can be frozen up to 2 months).
Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding excess marinade. Add to a parchment-lined baking dish and bake 30–35 min., until an instant read thermometer registers 165°F, turning chicken pieces over once halfway through.

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